November 2014 Business Inventories and Sales Had a Bad Month

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Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) shows unadjusted sales declined compared to the previous month. This series is moderately noisy, and the real metric is the 3 month rolling averages - and that metric continues to decelerate but still remains within the range seen in the last 18 months.

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Import and Export Price Deflation Continued in December 2014. What Is Next?

January 14th, 2015
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Having lived my life in the world of inflation, and seeing the dramatic fall of the export and import price indices - just leaves me speechless. I am not a fan of disruption or rapid change as it leads to bad things in the short term. Literally everything deflated this month.


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Retail Sales Slumped In December 2014 - Food and Drinking Did OK.

January 14th, 2015
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Retail sales slumped according to US Census and well under expectations. Our analysis again slightly disagrees - but the unadjusted data in this series declined marginally (driven to a large part by backward revision). Overall the rolling averages are yielding a rather flat growth line showing there is too much noise in the monthly figures.

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Patience is a Virtue

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (59)

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A mixture of cognitive dissonance and wishful thinking, with a little help from global policy makers, rattled the markets pre-FOMC announcement last week. Post-FOMC the panic stopped, just as it should have been increasing.

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November 2014 JOLTS Again Continues to Predict Elevated Jobs Growth

January 13th, 2015
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The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) can be used as a predictor of future jobs growth, and the predictive elements show that the year-over-year private non-farm job opening growth rate again improved slightly. The current rate is quite high - so it follows that the high employment growth rate should continue.

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